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Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2013
Hundreds of the latest cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs will cruise into the Orange County Convention Center Thanksgiving weekend for the 2014-Model Central Florida International Auto taking place Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day) through Sunday, December 1. From plug-electric vehicles to a dazzling collection of ultra-high-end exotics, the auto show offers something for everyone to enjoy over the holiday weekend!
The Central Florida International Auto Show offers attendees the chance to check-out the newest vehicles side-by-side in a non-selling environment, sit behind the wheels, inspect engines, kick tires and even take a spin in select rides from Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, GMC, Jeep®, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Toyota and more. On the show floor, several exciting new models will turn heads including the Corvette Stingray Coupe, Acura RLX, Cadillac Escalade, Kia Cadenza, Lexus IS, Mazda3, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota Corolla and more. For the first time ever, the Central Florida International Auto Show will host Camp Jeep®, a thrilling interactive adventure zone where professional 4×4 drivers take passengers through an exciting off-road test track. A popular destination inside the show, the Jeep test track will thrill passengers with logs, stumps, angled drive-overs and a 35-degree Jeep® Mountain, an exciting hill climb demonstrating the Jeep’s traction capabilities! A DJ spinning live music will entertain crowds, while children are invited to test drive a mini-Power Jeep and enjoy a 25’ rock climbing wall!
Follow the smart phone camera flashes to the multi-million dollar collection of ultra-high-end exotic vehicles including the hottest models from Ferrari and Maserati. Don’t miss the all-new Maserati Quattroporte GTS and Ghibli, along with the Ferrari 458 Spider, 458 Italia, FF and California, courtesy of Ferrari Maserati of Central Florida. Additionally, luxury car enthusiasts will also enjoy a stunning collection of exotic vehicles, in the duPont REGISTRY™ Live Display!
From plug-in electric vehicles to heavy-duty trucks, showgoers are invited to test drive more than 45 model vehicles at the Central Florida International Auto Show:
Chevrolet, Buick, GMC – The Drive – Chevrolet Spark, Sonic, Volt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Equinox, Traverse and Silverado; Buick Verano, LaCrosse and Encore; and GMC Terrain, Acadia and Sierra
The Chrysler Drive – Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country; Jeep® Cherokee and Grand Cherokee; Dodge Challenger, Dart and Durango; Ram 1500; and FIAT 500L
The Toyota Drive Center – Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Camry, Avalon, RAV4 and Prius
Kia – Experience The Next Level – Kia Cadenza, Optima Hybrid, Sorento SXL, Optima SXL, Forte EX and Soul
Mazda Ride & Drive Experience – Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5 and CX-9
Nissan: Innovation that Drives – Nissan Pathfinder, Sentra, Altima, Versa Note and Rogue Showgoers looking to take a trip down Memory Lane will appreciate a several special collections of antique and classic cars. Visit the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation Display for the rare opportunity to see a 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T HEMI. This special vehicle is one of only 162 that were built – don’t miss this chance to see the retro gem up-close at the auto show! The Model A’s of Greater Orlando will highlight the history of the Ford Model A, while the Orlando Region – Antique Automobile Club of America will display more than a dozen classic and rare show cars.
Back by popular demand, MagicmotorsportsUSA will showcase some one-of-a-kind rides, including some of the World’s largest vehicles. On display will be IRONREVENGE and BLACK MAGIC – modified International CXTs that are the World’s largest production pickup trucks; the World’s fastest Toyota Supra, courtesy of TITAN Motorsports; the Phantom 9 Off Shore Racing Boat and more. The auto show is the place to be for wrestling and NXT® Diva fans on Saturday, November 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. NXT® Diva Emma™ and NXT® Diva Paige™ will sign free autographs and pose for photos with fans – don’t miss the chance to meet these wrestling sensations!
Bring the family and be sure not to miss the Parent Guide’s® Kids Fun Zone at the auto show. Available each day, kids can create a FREE make-and-take craft, have their faces painted, get a balloon animal and watch a magician perform. In addition, there will be chances to win free gas cards and other giveaways, brought to you by The Joy FM & Parent Guide.
On Family Day, Sunday, December 1, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. On this special day, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and education of wildlife and the natural world, will bring resident zoo animals to the auto show including lizards, owls, snakes and more. Families will also enjoy face painting, balloon art and magic shows, all show days, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.